Plain English Guide to the Information Security Policy
RIT has issued an Information Security Policy. The Policy provides the strategic direction needed to implement appropriate information safeguards for RIT information and the Institute network. This Plain English Guide provides explanation and illustration of the Policy and is provided as an aid to help you understand and implement the requirements of the Policy. The Policy itself is authoritative. The policy is effective immediately.
Why did RIT issue the policy?
The Policy authorizes RIT to take reasonable measures to protect RIT information and computing assets in an age... ...
This section provides information about all the software and instruction necessary to comply with the Desktop and Portable Computer Standard. The software on this page is intended for use by students, faculty, and staff at RIT. Inexperienced/non-technical users may want to check out our Digital Self Defense 101 Workshop, which explains the dangers of the Internet and RIT security requirements in greater detail.
Note: You do not have to use the specific software listed on... ...
Mobile devices are not always designed with security in mind and, as a result, are not as secure as most computers.
There are a number of ways in which information on a mobile device may be breached: theft of the device, attacks on your service provider, wireless hijacking or "sniffing", and unauthorized access. Because mobile devices may be more easily stolen or compromised, users of these devices must take precautions when using them to store or access Private or Confidential information.
Several RIT Security Standards refer to ISO-approved encryption. ISO-approved encryption is divided into two categories: Preferred and Acceptable. Preferred encryption methods were chosen based on standard industry usage and their ability to support RIT business processes. RIT's current product is McAfee FDE.
Institute policies are created and approved through a shared governance process. A further description of this process can be found on the Academic Senate, Staff Council and Student Government websites.
Standards Creation and Approval
In 2005, the RIT shared governance organizations approved the Information Security Policy which vested the Information Security Office with the role of leading the RIT community in the creation, approval and implementation of Information Security Standards.
Core Teams composed of subject matter experts meet to create draft standards that are supportable and comprehensive.